Dear Members and valued supporters of South Metro Pheasants Forever:
We wanted to update everyone on our Banquet Status and Education & Outreach plans.
Due to circumstances beyond our control, we have been forced to postpone our 2020 banquet until March 13, 2021. It simply is not practical for us to try to commit to a venue and rescheduled date for 2020. Your health and wellbeing, as well as ours is our biggest concern. As you know, we are a non-profit organization and we depend upon donations from you, our Pheasants Forever family, to fund our habitat and outreach projects every year. Our annual banquet is our primary source of funding for the entire year.
Sponsors – We appreciate your support! While there is no banquet this year, sponsoring the Chapter will help fund our habitat and outreach efforts. If you would be willing to leave your sponsorship money as a donation this year, we will put you into our sponsor drawings, as we do at our banquet. If you are a sponsor that automatically receives a gun, you will get that and still be in the other drawings. We will also have three other door prizes and guns that you will be in a drawing for, if you have bought a table, your guests will be in this drawing. If you do not want to be a sponsor for the 2020 year we will send you a refund.
Non-sponsor Members – We appreciate your support! If you are willing to make your banquet money a donation this year we will put you into a special drawing for three guns. That is 3 chances to win a gun. If you would rather receive a refund for the 2020 year we will send you one.
Our deadline for this is August 16th and we will be doing the drawing August 23rd. If we do not hear from you, we will assume that you want to go ahead and leave your money as a donation and participate in the drawing. We appreciate all you do to help with our passion for conservation and outreach projects. We could not do any of this without you.
Please don’t hesitate to email or call with any questions or if you would like a refund. We are very saddened at the turn of events this year and look forward to hopefully seeing you all next year! Our 2021 Banquet is scheduled for March 13, 2021 at the Denver Marriott South at Park Meadows.
If you have not yet sent money in and would like to be in the drawings and support the Chapter, please do this by August 16th. Please note, these charitable donation WILL NOT carry over to the 2021 banquet. We will be providing our normal registration process starting January 2021.
All the memberships purchased as part of your 2020 banquet package have been processed to continue your membership benefits.
The Banquet Committee is looking into conducting an online auction to help supplant our funding shortfall this year. More to come… Please contact Dean Titterington at 303-981-4642 or DLT2727@aol.com if you have any questions or concerns.
Education & Outreach Events:
Many of our outreach events are conducted in partnership with Colorado Parks and Wildlife (CPW) at Barr Lake State Park. The August events were mutually agreed to cancel per CPW and the Chapter.
LAugust 8th – Mentor Day at Barr Lake – CANCELLED
August 23rd – Shotgun Clinic at Barr Lake – CANCELLED
September 19th – Shotgun Clinic at Barr Lake – Still Scheduled
October 4th – Shotgun Clinic at Barr Lake – Still Scheduled
October 18th – Novice Hunt at Valhalla – Still Scheduled
In addition to the obvious health considerations, one critical determining factor for conducting the scheduled hunts is the number of PF Volunteers we have available to facilitate the event. IF YOU ARE INTERESTED IN AND COMFORTABLE VOLUNTEERING please contact Dean Titterington at 303-981-4642 or DLT2727@aol.com.
For now our in-person Chapter meetings at Cabela’s are on hold.
We are continuing to adhere to all local and statewide health requirements as we consider all event and meeting planning. Please be safe out there and we all look forward to someday returning to “normal”.
David King, President
South Metro Pheasants Forever & Quail Forever